I have written a fair bit about Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) in the past. Not always favourably I'll admit. But that was then and this is now. I am pleased to report that, as of May, the 15 AHSN have been re-licensed/re-designated/re-booted (select as necessary) for another five years with NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, … Continue reading What have Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) ever done for you and I? #AHSNs
Goodness knows what made me start to do this. Perhaps it's the 'public servant' in me. Hey ho! Here's a list of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), websites (click on the relevant AHSN name), their MDs, Chairs, and Twitter addresses. An interactive map of the AHSNs areas can be found on the Yorkshire and … Continue reading List of Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), their Chairs, MDs, websites, Twitter feeds, priorities
1. 'The dog ate my whole doctor's surgery.' Yep, it's those dastardly GPs again. Ever since the weekend news that many cancers are first diagnosed in A&E we've seen the excuses just roll off their collective tongues. So much so you'd think they'd said them before. We're underfunded, underpaid. stunned by so much change, and … Continue reading Who’s up and who’s down in health and research this week?
I seem to be visiting more CLAHRCs (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) next week than in all my time as a boy looking for new school shoes. One of the CLAHRCs unfortunate enough to be visited by me is Northwest London. They've just launched a brilliant new tool to help patients … Continue reading Keep track of your medicines with ‘My Medication Passport’ c/o NW London CLAHRC
I noticed a colleague had posted these on the Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) Linkedin group discussion site (you will have to sign in/register). So thought it would be good to share them with a wider public audience. Particularly as I would have thought an announcement following the tender process is due shortly. An overall map of … Continue reading Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) map and tender details for new AHSCs
So sang The Beach Boys who were on Radio 2's 'In Concert' this week. Not that I'm a great fan but it seemed apposite given my week. This has involved visits to TrialReach, Oxford (well, virtually!) to discuss plans for public involvement in the Biomedical Research Centre there, my good colleagues at BioMedCentral and, tomorrow, … Continue reading Round round get around I get around – Caldicott2, patient data, dementia portal and more!
If contemplating NHS change rest assured, and this from one who once visited Mt Etna, that the lava does solidify, some old structures do survive, and it is possible for new ones to be built with solid foundations. Herewith some new and some not so new 'kids' on the block in the world of research. … Continue reading New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation